Inclusion helps create conditions for diversity — the makeup of your team that encourages members to thrive in all aspects, from job performance to physical and psychological health
Successful leaders are inclusive leaders who ensure their teams experience a welcoming, caring, and open workplace.
Their approach and style reduce perceived fear and concern, leading to an inclusive culture where fear is removed and all employees believe their voice can be heard and listened to.
Inclusion helps create conditions for diversity — the makeup of your team that encourages members to thrive in all aspects, from job performance to physical and psychological health.
Organizations are encouraged to develop a diverse culture. A diverse workforce through all levels of an organization increases innovation and creativity by bringing together various perspectives.
Some organizations have striven to reach a diverse workforce but failed at being an inclusive workplace. To leverage the power of a diverse team, you must ensure that your workplace is inclusive. The day-to-day interactions of the employee-manager relationship play a vital role in shaping an inclusive culture.
In its 2018 report, Deloitte found that organizations with inclusive cultures were twice as likely to exceed financial targets, six times more likely to be innovative and agile, and eight times more likely to achieve better business outcomes.
Most importantly, the report stated that the “behaviours of leaders . . . can drive up to 70 percentage points of difference between the proportion of employees who feel highly included and the proportion of those who do not.”